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Malacothrix sonchoides (Sowthistle desertdandelion)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Malacothrix sonchoides

Malacothrix sonchoides (Nutt.) Torr. & A. Gray

Sowthistle Desertdandelion

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Leptoseris sonchoides

USDA Symbol: maso

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun


USA: AZ , CA , CO , ID , NM , NV , NY , OR , UT , WY

Additional resources

USDA: Find Malacothrix sonchoides in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Malacothrix sonchoides in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Malacothrix sonchoides


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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